Ok, I don’t mind plasma that much. I can live with the giant icons, my desktop wasn’t that crowded in the first place. It doesn’t crash on me, fortunately, though it is a tad slower to refresh the screen when switching desktops.
But what I can’t figure out is how to get the icons sorted by name. I can’t find the function anywhere, or I haven’t looked hard enough, and a web search was not helpful either.